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National Archives and Records AdministrationANTARTICA, 1939 - 1941

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National Archives and Records Administration

ANTARTICA, 1939 - 1941

Department of the Interior. Office of Territories. (07/28/1950 - 07/01/1971)

ARC Identifier 37262 / Local Identifier 126.1. On Adm. Byrd's Antarctic expedition, 1939-1941. Reel 1, a snowmobile is loaded on the North Star at Boston. Men are initiated at the Equator. The ship anchors at Pitcairn Island, natives row to the ship with fresh food, and a party visits the island. The ship sails past volcanic peaks on the island. Reel 2, the Bear passes through ice floes. Shows whales, seals, and penguins. A snowmobile, a Condor seaplane, and other supplies are unloaded at Little America. Reel 3, the Bear moves past icebergs off Palmer Peninsula. A Barkley-Grow seaplane is unloaded and takes off. Penguins play on the ice. Seals and penguins are captured and taken aboard. Reel 4, the Bear rounds Cape Horn. Shows men chopping seal meat, feeding dogs, and making skis and sleds. A Condor seaplane takes off. Seals, penguins, and snow petrels are shown. Shows panoramic shots of a camp near the Rockefeller Mountains. Reel 5, supplies, including a Barkley-Grow seaplane, are loaded on the North Star. A seal is lassoed and penguins are fed.

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Producer: National Archives and Records Administration
Language: English

Creative Commons license: Public Domain

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Subject: fanciful place
nice place to visit and look at. its a shame that climate change has done its dirty marks upon such nice terrain.


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